What should my step granddaughter call me

Andrea - posted on 09/21/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am respected by my husband's children and get along well with my stepson. He got married and I just delivered his daughter. I truly adore the baby and we are so very connected. What is an appropriate name for my stepson' daughter to call me since she already has two grandmothers.

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Julia - posted on 09/23/2014

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There's no rule that says the name "grandma" (or any version of that name) can only be used twice. ;) Talk with your step daughter, ask her what she thinks about it.

Guest - posted on 09/22/2014

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Grandma with your first name is always a good option.
Also, other words for Grandma, such as Nana, Nanny, Grandy, Mayma, Ama, etc. Just pick one the other two are not using.

My son has a step grandfather, and he just calls him "Papa" just like he calls my dad Papa. When his biological Grandfather on that side was alive, he was Grandpa. I don't think it matters if two family members have the same title, just ad a name to it for when they need to differentiate.

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Kim - posted on 09/21/2016

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Hi,
If the relationship is loved by all parties then what's the big issue? Seriously! Family is not about blood relations.
My mom is 78! Around her community and church family, she is called mom and grandma!!! I loves my wide extended family, lol...
Kids only have issues because ADULTS creates them by being all up in their feelings; therefore, subjecting their feelings onto the kids!!!
I am a stepmom and grandmother, but I am simply called MOM and GRANDMA 😃

Dove - posted on 09/22/2014

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Oh... I have a friend who is GiGi to her grandkids and a woman who was Nanny to hers. There are SO many names to choose from. ♥

Dove - posted on 09/22/2014

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Whatever you want... My kids have a Grandma, a Grammy, a Grandma first name, and a Granny first name. Their cousin has a Nan...

Ev - posted on 09/22/2014

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Growing up I did not have step grandparents around. I did have a step grandfather but I never remembered knowing him. But I did have my father's parents whom were called grandma and grandpa. I had my mother 's mom whom I referred to as grandma, mom mom, and another name I have long forgot. I also along with my sister called this older couple Grandma and Grandpa Collins because they knew our parents well and I guess insisted on that. I have a cousin who is a third cousin and she also called my grandmother who was her great auntie grandma too. A lot of that was more than likely the fact that my grandmother raised her father over half his life along side my father and aunt. I have grandkids now and it took a while to find the name to call me. I thought I would get to hear the Grand memere from the French prounciation of grandmother but it just did not stick. A short while back I recalled the Mom Mom that I had called my own grandmother. So now she calls me Mom Mom. She calls my son who is her uncle "Monkey" because that is how unkie came out.

Chet - posted on 09/21/2014

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I think any name everyone is comfortable with is fine... where I'd be cautious not to step on the toes of the other two grandma's.

I had a great grandmother growing up, so she was the third grandma for us. Great grandmother is pretty awkward though so everyone just used her first name and called her Grandma Ethel.

Also, one of my grandmother's has a cousin who was like a grandmother to a lot of her grandchildren. That grandmother was Grammie and her cousin was Nanny or Nanna.

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